St. Damien of Molokai

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"Brief Biography of St. Damien of Molokai." 02stdamienbiography.html. St. Damien Catholic Church, n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2015.Ellsberg, Robert. "Bd. Damien of Molokai." All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time. New York: Crossroad Pub., 1997. 169-70. Print."Saint Damien of Molokai | Biography - Belgian Priest." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2015.

St. Damien of Molokai

Molokai, Hawaii

- Reached Honolulu in 1864 and was ordained a priest - Treated everyone equally - Canonized: October 11, 2009 - Brought justice to those who needed it- Restored dignity to death- Became a leper, spiritual/physical

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out the devils: freely ye have recieved, freely give - Matthew 10:8



The words and deeds of Jesus and those of his Church are not only meant for those who are sick and suffering or in some way neglected from society. On a deeper level, they affect the very meaning of every person's life in its moral and spiritual dimensions. - Evangelium Vitae (1995)Pope John Paul II

Born: Jan. 3, 1840 Tremolo, BelgiumCommitted his life to helping lepers in Hawaii Pastor and PhysicianDied: April 15, 1899 Molokai, Hawaii

I make myself a leper with the lepers to gain all for Christ- St. Damien of Molokai



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